CTE Wind Launches its First North American Office×
CTE Wind Launches its First North American Office
CTE Wind inaugurates its first North American office in Broomfield, Colorado. Senior Engineer Jomâa Ben-Hassine (PhD) will oversee the structural engineering and geotechnical projects in the US and Canada.
Broomfield, CO / La Richardais, France — CTE
Wind International, a consultancy specialized in the structural design of onshore
foundations for wind turbine generators (WTGs), is pleased to announce the
official opening of its North American office – CTE WIND USA, Inc. – in Broomfield,
Colorado (Denver metro area).
« The decision to open our new office in the State of Colorado is a sensible choice for us and for our clients, » says CTE Wind International CEO Alexander MARTIN. « Denver is near the geographic center of the country and is at the heart of the wind belt. From Denver International Airport, our office colleagues can reach most project sites in a few hours and can visit with our North American clients easily, » he explains.
The Colorado office is dedicated to supporting
the needs of our North American clients. Our customers on both sides of the
Atlantic asked CTE Wind for a North American presence. They can now benefit
from the same responsiveness and know-how they have come to expect from the CTE
Wind offices in France (HQ), Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and in Vietnam.
Experienced Director of Operations & Engineering
Senior Engineer Jomâa Ben-Hassine (PhD, PE, P.Eng., ing.) who is leading the structural and geotechnical consultancy will serve as Director of Operations & Engineering in the US and Canada. Dr. Ben-Hassine is a civil engineer licensed in twenty US states and three Canadian provinces. He has accumulated over 30 years of practical experience in geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, foundation design, soil-structure interaction, reliability-based design, geohazard recognition and mitigation and risk assessment. He is active on several technical and standard development committees and has taken on leadership roles in multiple professional organizations (AWEA’s WTSC, ARESCA, IEC, and ASCE).
« We are very happy to have Jomâa Ben-Hassine
on board of CTE Wind USA., » says MARTIN. « He brings in longstanding
experience in wind and solar energy and knows the US and European standards and
guidelines. North American EPC/BOP contractors and developers will benefit from
the best of the two worlds, especially when it comes to bigger wind turbines
above 4 MW with higher hub heights. »
About CTE Wind International
CTE Wind Civil Engineering is an international engineering consulting firm specialized in the analysis and design of onshore wind turbine foundations. CTE Wind has been active in the wind energy sector since 2003. As of 2019, CTE Wind has designed, value-engineered or peer-reviewed foundations for over 17,500 turbines in 67 countries. CTE Wind is headquartered in France and has offices in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA and Vietnam.
The company is a subsidiary of the CTE Group, a consulting firm, specialized in building and civil engineering. The CTE Group was founded in 1965 and today is one of the leaders in the structural engineering sector.
In the last 2 years over 50 project developers trusted CTE Wind’s Soft-spot® solution. Recently in Spain the expert of wind turbine foundations has won their third project, where the Soft-spot® solution was implemented.
Bilbao (Esp) / La Richardais (FRA) – CTE Wind Ibérica has won again a contract in Spain to calculate and design foundations with its Soft-spot® solution. This is an important milestone for CTE Wind International as now three wind farms on the Iberian Peninsula will take advantage of its cost saving design. In addition to these projects, CTE Wind’s clients are also adopting this solution in many other wind farms worldwide. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Lithuania, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Thailand to name a few. Over 50 wind farms around the globe, 750 wind turbines are using this resource saving solution which was introduced a while ago by CTE Wind.
« CTE Wind is proud of the confidence shown by its clients, and especially of the interest on applying the Soft-spot® solution», Chief executive Alexander MARTIN said and added « Our design provides interesting advantages and cost saving in material consumption and civil works while being easy to be built. »
Simply the most economical foundation
The Soft-spot® was developed by CTE Wind’s engineering team and is implemented in various countries around the world. As a result of his astonishing design this solution allows savings in concrete volume up to 15%, reduction of foundation diameter and total weight reduction of reinforcement bars of 7 to 9%. The earthwork to be handled is reduced too. In some cases, what is also important is the available space : with Soft-spot® you need less surface for the foundation. The construction is very easy and the material for the soft layer can be easily purchased for a low price all over the world.
This whitepaper was written for the 5th FECON Construction Technology Summit in Hannoi. It explains based on best practice international and Vietnamese experienceshow a engineer can optimize time and costs.
According to the Vietnam National Power Development Plan VII with the vision 2030, the expected Vietnamese wind energy capacity will be six (6) GW by 2030. Wind energy is very new in Vietnam. Since 2018, only 300 MW of wind energy has been constructed. However, 4.900 MW of wind energy are today registered in Vietnams pipeline and are to be developed starting from 2021. This huge potential needs a lot of international experience mixed with the local companies and conditions to develop a sustainable and renewable energy industry. This paper would like to share CTE Winds vision of wind turbine foundation design and construction for onshore and nearshore projects on how can the engineer optimize time and costs, based on our International and Vietnamese experiences with large scale wind power projects in Europe and Vietnam.
From the wind turbine foundation construction point of view the following factors listed below will affect the design and construction: technical specifications of wind turbines, construction site conditions, International and local standards, regulations and climate uncertainties. When starting a project, it shall be paid attention to choose the best construction site, the right wind turbine technology, the best design and construction for the project. This paper will point out some problems and theirs solution to optimize or reduce the risks for the construction of wind power projects.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2019 developers worldwide have globally commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines. CTE Wind designed, valueengineered or peer-reviewed foundations close to 1,500 WTG-foundations around the globe, which represents around 5 GW of the installed onshore wind energy in 2019. A good result for the 30 engineers working together worldwide. CTE Wind is an international engineering consulting firm, headquartered in France, and specialized in the analysis and design of onshore wind turbine foundations. Its engineering services lead to inventive foundation solutions for wind turbines. In Rotterdam, they have designed the foundation for GE’s giant 12 MW Haliade X. But they are also with familiar with smaller 1 MW machines carried by wooden towers. «Thanks to our experienced civil, structural and geotechnical senior engineers the design of those wind turbine foundations worldwide are only a little challenge to us», said Alexander MARTIN, CEO of CTE Wind International, «regardless if it is for new turbine models from the top manufacturers or less common WTG-models from smaller or local manufacturers», he added.
Biggest wind park in France, Poland and Spain
The sum of all experiences made since 2003 is the reason why CTE Wind’s engineering team with offices in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain, USA and Vietnam are often the first choice for OEMS, wind park developers and EPC/BoP contractors. «That is how we achieved to do over 17,500 wind turbines in 67 countries and without any failures», continues MARTIN. One of CTE Winds main goals is to deliver foundation designs that optimizes the use of resources and help to save concrete and reinforcement steel. Such a solution is the patented SOFT-SPOT®, a gravity foundation with a soft layer under the anchor cage. Each project receives an adapted design solution to the specific soil conditions. In Finland CTE Wind designed a rock anchor solution when its engineers also designed a near-shore foundation in Vietnams Mekong-Delta. «The trust of our customers leads us not only to design special and new solutions but also the foundations for the biggest wind parks in France, Spain and Poland. We are thrilled when we can play an important role in a wind farm project. This shows the confidence of our customers in our designs and is also an encouragement for us to continue to perform well», he ends.
We are happy to announce our participation at the upcoming wind event in Hanoi. The CEO, Alexander Martin, and the head of our Vietnamese office will be giving a presentation regarding international foundation design experience and near-shore solutions. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019
We are happy to announce our participation at this event which will take place i...
We are happy to announce our participation at this event which will take place in Bilbao 2 – 4 April. There are over 8,000 companies and 400+ exhibitors that have confirmed their presence. Please come and visit us at our stand n° 3-B42
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